• Needles Overlook, Canyonlands - Monticello, Utah

      Needles Overlook, Canyonlands
      Photo by Peter Thody
      For spectacular views over the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park, head west on County Road 133 (off U.S. Route 191 about 32 miles south of Moab) for 22 miles until you reach the Needles Overview. There's a short trail providing different views of this dramatic landscape, and an interpretive sign that explains the geology. You'll have to follow the same road back out but the scenery is so special that retracing your steps is no great hardship.

      If you go:
      The overlook is not actually in the park itself but on BLM land; there are two BLM campgrounds nearby - Windwhistle and Hatch Point.


      Needles Overlook
      County Road 133
      Monticello, Utah 84532 USA

      Mailing address:
      Canyon Country District
      82 East Dogwood
      Moab, UT 84532 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (435) 259-2100